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LocalAventura Tour: Hierve El Agua Oaxaca Tour
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Hierve El Agua Oaxaca Tour

Spend the day immersing yourself in the splendor of Oaxaca's natural beauty and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch

7.5 hrs


1 ~ 5

Medium content


On this day trip, you will visit one of the most special and least visited wonders of Oaxaca, one of only two petrified waterfalls in the world! Your early morning departure ensures you enjoy Hierve el Agua almost exclusively. Hiking to the base of the petrified waterfalls involves uneven steps, some rocky terrain and a steep incline on the way back up, but the rewards far outweigh the physical challenges. Take your time. Stop and enjoy everything this site has to offer you, from spectacular views of the Sierras to the petrified formations of the cascade. On your way back to the top, cool down with a swim in the mineralized pools overlooking the valley and the distant mountains, creating an "infinity pool" effect. After such a great morning, you'll continue to indulge your senses with homemade bread, salads and market fresh ingredients put together to showcase flavors and respect your dietary preferences (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc). The view of the mountains from under the palapas is truly remarkable. After lunch, you will head back towards the city. Depending upon your interest and energy level, we can visit the Yagul archaeological site, enjoy a mezcal tasting, shop at the rug village in Teotitlan or walk around the Tule Tree. The day is yours, geared to your pace, interests, and energy.


  • Pick-up from your accommodation at 7:30am
  • Hike to the base of the petrified waterfalls and enjoy the spectacular views.
  • Learn about the local flora and fauna as you explore Oaxaca's incredible natural beauty
  • Cool down with a swim in the mineralized pools overlooking the valley and the distant mountains
  • Enjoy a delicious homemade lunch made with local fresh ingredients, including homemade bread
  • Drop-off back at your accommodation around 3pm

Available days

Available by request

What's Included

  • Private, roundtrip transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided hike
  • Homemade lunch
  • Snacks, water, drinks
  • Towels for after you swim in the spectacular mineralized pools


Family-Friendly Good for Couples




A beautiful and unique tour. The hike around hierve el agua provided a special glimpse into the national landmark. Luscious views of the Mexican countryside, coupled with a sumptuous home-made lunch, followed by a shopping spree in Teotitlan del valle made the entire tour one of the most memorable aspects of our trip to Oaxaca. Would 100% recommend to other visitors.

February 12th, 2018 Report ⚐

Tanya and Ralph


Ralph and I immigrated to Mexico from Canada in 2014 after 15 years of traveling in various parts of Europe, Canada and Latin America. In 2006, we came to Oaxaca de Juarez for a short vacation and loved it. There were so many adventures to have within the city and its surrounding areas, we thought we would never be bored. How true it is!

Ralph and I met 22 years ago in Toronto and quickly realized how compatible we were.  We share an adventurous soul, a curiosity about the world, its cultures and natural wonders. We had no specific plan for what we would do to keep ourselves busy when we moved to Oaxaca, but this magical land feeds us and keeps our curious natures hungry for more!

We run our company based on how we like to explore new places – small “family” groups, lots of research, lots of smiles, mouthwatering food, and of course time with locals.

We love meeting people from all over the world. Start as our guest and end your day as our friends.


I was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia and grew up in New Brunswick. Following university, I moved to Alberta where I worked in computer technology positions for international companies. In 1986, I transferred to Toronto with a large Canadian bank where I had work opportunities to travel to Australia, Singapore, England and the United States of America. These travel experiences unlocked my appreciation for other cultures.

I have two grown children in Canada and three grandchildren. My son lives in Kitchener, Ontario and my daughter in Montreal, Quebec. We are a multicultural family, my son's wife is Guyanese and my daughter's husband is Mexican.

I was fortunate to meet Tanya in Toronto who was working to save money for her trip to Australia. We recognized that we were of like souls and she stayed in Toronto and married. We have been together now for 22 years and counting. We interact as if we just met last week.

Like Tanya, I love to meet new people and I will immediately treat you as if I’ve known you since childhood. Not too pushy though, simply as an old friends.

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